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  • Trusted Voices on COVID-19

    The news cycle calls the COVID-19 crisis a rapidly developing story.  It unfortunately also has been one with a lot of voices and one for which we have no precedent.  I will not add my voice this week, but...

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  • One is Number One Threat to Seniors

    We’ve all had times when we desperately need our own space…time to ourselves, just ourselves.  And it’s good to retreat periodically from the frenetic work pace, the demands of family or just the congestion of living in the 21st...

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  • Helping Your Older Loved One – AND You – Avoid COVID19

    All of us here know how to prepare for a blizzard, people in the South know how to prepare for a hurricane, and folks on the Great Plains know how to prepare for a tornado. Maybe what is most...

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  • Part 2: Five Important Tips for Caregiving and Self-Care

    In my last post, I gave you some tips on distance caregiving that arguably could be called the 30,000 foot perspective on distance caregiving.  But even from afar caregiving is deeply personal and the caregiver needs to be as...

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  • Tips for Distance Caregiving: Up Close and Personal at a Distance

    If you think being a caregiver to an older loved one is hard–with all the trips to help them do laundry, the meals prepared, the trips to the grocery store, the calls received all hours of the day or...

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  • Five Things You Need to Know about Coronavirus

    Okay, there may be more than five things you want to know about the coronavirus, but these five basics are what applies to coronavirus as well as to all new cases of viral diseases. First, always take special precautions...

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  • Alzheimer’s: A Cure at Hand?

    I have posted before that the currently approved therapies for treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease are not really very effective.  And they cannot change the ultimate course of the disease.  In news released just this last week, however, medical...

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  • How to Spot and Fight Pneumonia

    We have all heard someone this season say, “It’s just a cold,” or “I have a touch of the flu,” or similar expressions that pretty much write off a lot of what is going around.  And nobody gets pneumonia,...

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